My name is Christopher Hacker, I’m a third-year multimedia journalism and political science major at Loyola University Chicago. I work part-time as a breaking news reporter for the Chicago Daily Herald and am an assistant news editor at the Loyola Phoenix, Loyola’s award-winning student newspaper.
I discovered a passion for journalism during my sophomore year at Loyola when I wrote about how state funding cuts had gutted the resources of an after-school tutoring program run by Loyola students. Since then, I’ve reported on everything from crime to government and politics to science and technology.
I grew up in central Indiana and in my spare time am an avid photographer and musician.